Dehydrating Dragonfly?

It’s been so hot here that even this poor Dragonfly could only just hang on to its perch. After some gentle misting it looked better and eventually disappeared.

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Hot Possums

South Australia is enduring another heat wave, it was 40 deg. this morning and these possums aren’t happy. I’ve misted them with the hose in the hope they’ll survive but one died a couple of weeks ago even though I’d sprayed it until it moved out of range.

 

Fergus -8 months

He certainly doesn’t look like a puppy anymore! When we’d be out walking our previous Westie crosses people would ask how old they were imagining that they were pups and they were always shocked to hear that they were actually old ladies. The opposite is the case now, people are stunned to hear that Fergus is only 8 months old.

Although I didn’t want to get him clipped, hoping that grooming him every night would be enough to keep his coat looking reasonable I’ve had to give in so he’s just had his first haircut.

Bird of Paradise flower

About five years ago I bought five plants expecting them to thrive since they seem to survive in the most neglected gardens. They haven’t grown well, I think at least one is not much bigger than when I planted it but at last there is a flower on one and another flower spike forming. I presume this one isn’t fully opened yet.

Also flowering at the moment is a self seeded Sunflower. I thought they all had black centres but apparently not.

Another flowering at the moment is a lovely little Bottlebrush, I find the buds fascinating.

 

Fergus – 13 weeks

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Before we went to Puppy School today I was comfortable knowing that no-one ever failed because Fergus is usually too excited to concentrate but he surprised me by showing he could sit, drop, stay, come and run through a tunnel, no bother!  I didn’t bother to demonstrate he knows what “do a pee” means. 🙂